Ajay Chautala meets younger brother Abhay, triggers hopes of an end to family feud

Ajay Chautala with his son and Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant
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Ajay Chautala together with his son and Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala

Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala’s elder son Ajay Chautala, whose son Dushyant Chautala was sworn in because the state’s deputy chief minister within the BJP-led M L Khattar authorities, on Monday met his estranged younger brother Abhay Chautala.

The amicable assembly between the 2 brothers has triggered among the many Chautala clan’s well-wishers and their events’ employees a hope that the festering family feud that resulted within the vertical break up of the Indian National Lok Dal final yr could quickly be a factor of the previous.

Ajay Chautala, who’s serving a jail time period alongside together with his father O P Chautala within the academics’ recruitment rip-off, met his brother a day after he was launched from Tihar Jail on a two-week furlough on Sunday, in time to attend the swearing-in ceremony of his son Dushyant because the state’s deputy chief minister.

Ajay Chautala met his brother Abhay on the family’s farmhouse in Teja Khera in Sirsa district alongside together with his uncle Ranjit Singh Chautala, who was elected as an impartial MLA within the October 21 Haryana meeting polls.

Party sources mentioned the 2 brothers met warmly and talked animatedly for fairly a while.

They mentioned it was after a very long time for the reason that break up that the 2 brothers met on a happier observe on an event like Diwali. The two had met earlier a couple of months in the past in a sombre temper after the dying of their mom Sneh Lata.

The assembly got here a day after Ahay Chautala’s son Dushyanat led his Jannayak Janata Party into an alliance with the BJP to type authorities within the state, ending a 14-year-long exile of Chautala clan from the facility.

The JJP’s guardian outfit INLD was ousted from the facility in Haryana in early 2005 and by no means regained it since then both by itself or in alliance.

After the October 21 meeting elections end result, the JJP which bought ten seats prolonged assist to the BJP, which fell brief by six seats to obtain a easy majority within the 90-member House due to the autumn of its tally from 47 within the earlier House to 40 within the 2019 meeting elections.

With the JJP forming authorities in alliance with the BJP, many supporters of each the guardian outfit INLD as properly the splinter JJP have been in a celebratory temper on Monday. They all had a typical chorus: “It is like the end of the 14 years of exile.”

JJP was floated final yr by Dushyant Chautala after a vertical break up within the INLD, which had expelled him and his brother Digvijay Chautala on the behest of jailed occasion chief O P Chautala.

“I had said earlier also that we will force them to rethink. I had said we will create such circumstances that Chaudhary Om Prakash Chautala and INLD will be forced to rethink that they took a wrong decision, which affected not only the people of Haryana, but also the family,” mentioned Ajay Chautala.

“Even now I am saying, he (O P Chautala) should rethink, he is our elder, we respect him. I am always of the belief that division in the family never helps anyone, it only causes loss,” mentioned Ajay.

Ranjit Singh Chautala, who was current on the Teja Khera farmhouse, is the brother of Om Prakash Chautala, and has estranged relations with the Chautala family.

Recently, he had described Dushyant Chautala to be “like his child”. Ranjit Chautala is among the many seven independents MLA who’ve prolonged their assist to the BJP-JJP authorities.

In the polls, the guardian Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), was trumped by the breakaway occasion and solely Abhay Singh Chautala was ready to win, changing into the lone MLA of his occasion.

Before the meeting polls, some `khaps’ and even former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, a family good friend of Chautalas, had made efforts for a reconciliation, but it surely didn’t work.

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